Daring Time

Daring Time

by Beth Kery


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The author of Wicked Burn presents a story of how passion and danger make tempting bedfellows.

He sees her, wants her, needs her-now he has to have her.

Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shadow of the sprawling mansion he's recently inherited he can see her-tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope Stillwater inhabited that mansion in 1906. Raw desire has formed a conduit between these two passionate souls who are separated by the barrier of time. Intoxicated by each other's presence, Ryan and Hope come close to crossing that inviting boundary between two worlds. But there is danger: Ryan's job has put him on the trail of a depraved criminal in an investigation that's risking Hope's eternal fate. Now he must do whatever it takes to change history, protect Hope from harm, and set his desires free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425227961
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 548,349
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beth Kery loves romance, and the more emotionally laden and sexy the romance the better. She holds a doctorate in the behavioral sciences and finds the internal world of human beings to be a constant source of fascination.

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Daring Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Romance-Reader More than 1 year ago
I had no idea when I got this novel that it was a time-travel style. I did love her prior one Wicked Burn.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chicago Police Detective Ryan Daire inherits an old house from family friend. When he arrives to look at the property with his police partner Ramiro Menandez, he notices a beautiful woman in a mirror that his buddy never sees; she is oddly dressed reminding him of movies taking place early in the twentieth century. Though he considers selling the house, he moves in. When he sleeps he dreams of making love with her; his fantasy seems much more than a wet dream as if they share the same bed.------------- Ryan researches who the woman haunting him is. He learns her name is Hope Stillwater, she lived in this mansion, and she died violently in 1906. He vows to find a way back to her time to save the life of the woman he loves and find a way for them to live together either in her present or his even as a case he works on endangers his Hope for the future.-------- DARING TIME is an invigorating fast-paced romantic time travel police procedural. The story line grips the audience with a fabulous "cold case" whodunit, a present day investigation, and plenty of sexual encounters across the century. Beth Kery provides a powerful WICKED BURN of a tale that will readers believing in time travel.---------- Harriet Klausner
rainrunner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ryan Daire is a cop who's inherited a mansion...and a ghost. He's drawn to her presence and the more he sees of her, the more he wants her. When he learns of her fate, he becomes determined to fight for her and uses their passion to journey back in time. Hope is a wealthy woman and for 1906 her thoughts are quite scandalous. Well, at least they are since she saw the handsome man in her bedroom mirror. Soon she's letting the mirror man introduce her to some wickedly erotic things. I needed a fan while I read this one. Beth Kery can steam up a page with her sex scenes. Ryan is quite dominant in the bedroom and his ways of going about seduction are quite, um, different. At least for me. This is not a genre I normally read - not really my style. But for some, ahem, reason, I couldn't stop reading it.Daring Time serves up a bit of time travel, a bit of erotica, a bit of suspense. I would recommend reading it but only if explicit sex scenes don't bother you.
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Beth Kery brought the whole book alive and both me into the story completely! As good as Fifty Shades!
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Great story
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Lea25 More than 1 year ago
Ryan Daire, a vice cop working for the Chicago Police department is given a mansion on "Prairie Avenue", by his old college professor, family friend and mentor Alistair. The Prairie Avenue District in Chicago was the millionaire's row in late 19th and early 20th century. The mansion is therefore steeped in history and as Ryan and his partner Ramiro Menendez walk into the grand ballroom with it's glittering chandelier he feels an instant appreciation for its majesty. Ryan can even visualize the elegant décor and a flawlessly beautiful woman with long dark hair, dressed in a ball gown looking over her shoulder at him. He thinks she is a mirage. During their exploration of the house, they find a woman's bedroom that hosts a large brass bed with two mahogany tables. Ramiro discovers an old leather bound book in one of the drawers which proves to be a book of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Ryan Vincent Daire isn't your average vice cop; he has a degree in history and was raised by a father who taught him a love of Shakespeare, which Alistair nurtured. As he cradles the book in his hands it falls open to a well-worn page which he immediately recognizes as the 116th Sonnet. A massive mahogany wardrobe is also housed within the room and Ryan finds a full-length mirror attached to the door. As he looks into the mirror, which appears somewhat cloudy with age he sees not his own reflection but the same stunning beauty he envisioned in the ballroom of the mansion. He is, needless to say, shocked and mystified; more than that he cannot believe she is an apparition of his imagination. From here things really get interesting. In the year 1906, Hope Stillwater, an upper class virginal "gentlewoman", is in her bedroom in the Prairie Avenue mansion, she has locked the door and pulled out a provocative negligee she has secreted away in the back of the wardrobe. Hope was given the sheer black lacy garment by her unlikely acquaintance and friend Addie Sampson, the madam of one of the only "respectable" brothels in the city. She and Hope share a common goal of abolishing the practice of white slavery. While Hope feels scandalized wearing the garment, she carefully puts it on and stares at her reflection in the full length wardrobe mirror. Instead of seeing herself, a very tall handsome "exotic" man is staring back at her; Hope of course is startled and frightened, and leaps away from the mirror. In a strange turn of events, she finds an inscription Ryan has left in her book of Shakespearean Sonnets. His name, the address of her house and the year 2008 is written in the margin on the page of her favorite sonnet. Ryan finds a dedication to Hope inscribed in the same book found in the bedroom. After Ryan moves into the old house he has further magical, ghostly, erotic encounters with Hope. He manages to glean information from the police archives that Hope Stillwater was murdered at the young age of 25 in the year 1906 and he sets out to try and reach and save the woman who has become his erotic obsession. Through careful analysis and luck, he ascertains what the catalyst is to propel him 100 years into the past to find and hopefully rescue her. Raised by a father who encouraged her independent spirit and nurtured her intelligence and love of literature and art, Hope is a crusader for poor woman who are taken advantage of by the low life misogynistic white slaver "Diamond Jack Fletcher".